Showing posts with label instagram hair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label instagram hair. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Hair Hack - Water Bottle Hair Challenge: Does it Work? Beauty Experts Weigh in

The water bottle challenge, also known as the DIY Dyson Airwrap, is all over instagram and everyone from hair stylists, to beauty bloggers is weighing in on whether it really can curl your hair just as well as the uber-expensive Dyson Airwrap  ($600.00 and there are waitlists at many retailers to buy one).  So what is it, how do you do it, and does it work?

First you need to take a clean plastic water bottle and cut the top off.  Then cut an opening in the side of the bottle that is large enough to fit the nozzle of your hair dryer into it.  Needless to say, this has to be done carefully with a hobby knife.  

Twist a small section of your hair and insert it into the top opening of the bottle.  Place the dryer nozzle into the side opening of the bottle and dry for 30 seconds.  Slide the bottle off and use your fingers rather than a brush to separate the curl.  Voila!  


Try various heat settings on your hair dryer to see what works for your type of hair.

Use a setting product to help hold the curl.

Spray the curl after to maintain the style.  

The bottle gets really hot while using the dryer so let it cool down between each curl.  


The curls are long and loopy, not tight, so they add more volume than actual curl.

Many people found the hair tangled badly into a ratty mess.

If you don’t use any products the curls will fall out immediately.

The Dyson Airwrap uses air rather than heat, so using a water bottle and blow dryer still damages the hair over time.  If you curl your hair with a heated appliance every day you might want to consider investing in the Dyson Airwrap to protect the condition of your hair.

If you are on a budget or if you just want to curl your hair once in a while then the water  bottle hair hack can work in a pinch if you use products to set and hold the style, so in that case it's a win.   

Check out celebrity hair stylist Justine Marjan’s water bottle hair challenge video clip:

YouTube beauty blogger Chloe Wen shows it’s not as easy as it looks:

Have you tried the water bottle hair hack yet?  Did it work for you? Any advise or tips?

                                                               XOXO Shelley

#waterbottlehairchallenge  #trendinghair  #DIYDysonAirwrap  #viralhair #instagramhair  #waterbottlehairhack  #ShelleyGoodstein 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

“Glass Hair” - Get the Hottest Celeb Hair Style

“Glass Hair”:  It’s all over our instagram feeds and one of the standout beauty trends of late summer, and is surprisingly flattering for most women. Celebs and their hair stylists are cutting, straightening and flat ironing to achieve hair that shines, literally, like glass.  The style is not simply a bob that has choppy ends softly framing the face and sitting right above the shoulders like seasons past.  The new bob is cut to be blunt with sharp edges that are straight across without an angle, falling between the jawline and collarbone and parted in the center.   

“Glass hair” works for all hair types and the level of effort needed depends on whether you have curly or straight hair since flat ironing in small sections creates the most smooth and shiny surface of the hair that reflects the light.  Straight-haired beauties are the lucky ones who can usually skip the flat iron and get a shiny look using a brush and blow dryer. 

Hair stylist to the stars Justine Marjan -  @justinemarjan - has created some of the best versions of glass hair on her star clients such as Khloe Kardashian, Olivia Culpo, Ashley Graham, and Brittany Xavier, proving that this style works for so many hair types and face shapes.  It’s an updated classic that channels the early 90’s while being completely 2018. 

Choosing the right products to get the ultimate shiny surface to your hair is key.  Apply Kerastase Discipline Anti-Frizz Smoothing Spray section by section to towel-dried hair before blow drying to add shine and fight frizz.  It protects the hair shafts from damage from heat appliances like driers and flat irons while creating a smooth finish.  Ouidad Shine Glaze Serum can also be applied before drying or to finish the look by applying it to the bottom half of the hair to avoid weighing the hair down while eliminating frizz.  It’s reflective properties add luminosity and shine.  

*** Kerastase and Ouidad products available at  

For those who don’t want to commit to either the effort or the actual cut, hair extensions can give you the same look and add a bit of volume and weight for maximum hair swing-ability, which is so gram-worthy.   If you have ruled out a blunt bob for yourself or your hair is too fine or short, try a topper to add volume to fine hair, or crown clip in extensions for length.  Either way it skips a haircut and flat ironing, and is an easy way to play with the look without committing to scissors or upkeep.  Try Hidden Crown Hair Extensions to find the exact color and type of extension to suit you.  

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                                                             XOXO Shelley

#glasshair #celebhair #bluntbob #shinyhair #instagramhair #celebhairstylists #hiddencrownextensions #howtogetglasshair #ShelleyGoodstein